ERIC Number: ED031949
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-May
Reference Count: 0
Games and Simulations: An Approach to Meaning through Participation. Ideas in Motion.
Demak, Leonard S.; Dworkin, Leo
Simulation is another item in the teacher's bag of instructional tools. It is essentially a motivational device and must not be confused with role-playing. In simulation the individual plays himself in a situation, whereas in role-playing he performs what he interprets to be the demands of the role. There are many criticisms of the use of simulations and games, the most common being that they may distort reality, and that they may simulat e experiences which society demands that the individual shall keep away from in real life. An all-embracing answer that is offered against these criticisms is that they do not apply if the games and simulations are designed with skill and with good sense. Included in this report is a section entitled "Design Your Own" which tabulates the steps necessary in the design of a game. Included also is the agenda for the consortium which took place on May 27-28, 1968 at Madonna College, Michigan. A participation list and some of the games and simulations used, as well as a bibliography, are provided. (GO)
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Educational Innovation, Educational Resources, Educational Theories, Game Theory, Games, Role Playing, Simulation, Student Attitudes, Student Motivation, Student Participation
Wayne County Intermediate School District, 301 City-County Building, Detroit, Michigan 48226
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wayne County Intermediate School District, Detroit, MI.